Learn Mandarin - Advanced Continuers

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Course description

Learn to speak Mandarin in Sydney with this advanced continuer’s class.

Whether you want to learn Mandarin language for business, travel or just for fun, you’ll take your skills to the next level with this informal, practical and interactive course in the Sydney CBD.

This advanced continuers course will consolidate what you have learned and help you further expand your vocabulary, grammar and understanding of Mandarin spoken and written language. The course provides new situational topics to give you a wider vocabulary and plenty of speaking and listening practice.

This course is suitable for:

Students who have completed approximately 60 hours of previous learning in Mandarin, for example ‘Mandarin Level 1’, ‘Level 2’ and ‘Level 3’ at Sydney Community College.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • better fluency in conversation, speaking with more confidence, better pronunciation and extended vocabulary
  • developed your techniques and skills in exchanging views and solving problems using Mandarin conversational etiquette
  • increased your knowledge of various idioms and expressions
  • developed and practised reading and writing skills
  • expanded your understanding of Chinese culture and customs.

The curriculum may be adapted slightly to suit the needs of the class.

Textbook

Please purchase the course textbook and bring it to class:

Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 2
Textbook (Simplified Character) 3rd Edition
ISBN 9780887276705

During the course, you are likely to progress to the next textbook, but your teacher will advise when and if this is needed:

Integrated Chinese, Level 2, Part 1Textbook (Simplified Character) 3rd Edition
ISBN 9780887276798

The textbooks cost approximately $130. You may also choose to purchase the Character Workbook for written practice, and the audio CD, but these are optional.

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus and offers a 10% discount to Sydney Community College students.

Please note: sometimes a course start date is postponed until there are enough enrolments. It is therefore wise to purchase your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start).

What to bring to class

Please bring your textbook, a notebook and pen to every class.

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.